When our Father gives us His Spirit He gives us the power, love, and sound mind that we need in order to overcome ourselves, the world, and Satan. His Spirit unifies us and binds us together as family. Being a child of Our Father comes with great responsibility and accountability.
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.